Jordan’s Energy Price Hike Triggers Protests
Street protests erupted in the Jordanian capital ‘Amman on 14 November and a number of provincial towns following the government’s decision to hike the prices of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and LPG (cooking gas) with effect from that day. Other petroleum product prices were raised on 1 November (see table). Denouncing the increases young men chanted “freedom, freedom, down with [King] ‘Abd...
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